Munich, October 24, 2011. SevenOne International has sold the production rights to the smash-hit Belgian television show ‘Benidorm Bastards’ to Istanbul-based Konsensus TV Productions.
“In the last decade, the format business itself has become an industry,’ said Tolga Gariboglu, founder of Konsensus TV Productions. ‘We are pleased to have purchased the rights to this brilliant show to implement in Turkey. It has great potential for success, and we are very eager to start production of the Turkish version of ‘Benidorm Bastards.”
”Benidorm Bastards’ is already an international hit for us and I am thrilled that it will now be produced for the Turkish market,’ said Bodo Braun, sales director for German-speaking countries and Turkey at SevenOne International. ‘With Konsensus TV as our partner, we are convinced that ‘Benidorm Bastards’ will delight Turkish audiences -young and old alike!’
The ‘Benidorm Bastards’ format has already been sold to more than 20 countries, including ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’ (NBC/US), ‘Off Their Rockers’ (BBC/UK), ‘Old Ass Bastards’ (ProSieben/Germany), ‘Pensionärsjävlar’ (Kanal 5/Sweden), ‘Benidorm Bastards’ (RTL 4/The Netherlands), ‘Rollator Banden’ (SBS/Denmark), ‘Bingobanden’ (TV Norge/Norway), ‘Batrani si Nelinistiti’ (TV 2/Romania), ‘Off Their Rockers’ (FOXTEL/Australia) and ‘JeulGeoUn In Seng’ (tvN/South Korea).
About Benidorm Bastards
The Rose d’Or winning ‘Benidorm Bastards’ (produced by Tim Van Aelst, SHELTER) is an outrageous hidden camera show that follows seven senior citizens whose mission is to roam the streets and blow the minds of as many young people as they can. In Belgium, its country of origin, the show has exceeded the channel’s average by up to 284 percent with market shares of up to 27.9 percent (viewers aged 18-44).